Guest List, Wednesday 7/20

Updated
 

Sam Stein, Huffington Post political editor

Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) 

Michael Eric Dyson, Professor of Sociology at Georgetown university and author of “Can You Hear Me Now?”     

The President and the Gang of Six had a busy day trying to convince both parties to take a deal in the ongoing debt ceiling debate. No deals were made but there sure were a lot of meetings. The tension is building and the stakes are high. We’ll talk about where this new round of meetings got us and where we’re headed.          

 

Jess McIntosh, Deputy Communications Director for Emily’s List     

We’re not done talking about Rep. Allen West’s tirade against fellow Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Oh, you know, the one where he called her “vile”, “characterless” and “not a lady” with a final “shut the heck up.” All because she took to the House floor to stand against the ”Cut, Cap and Balance” debt ceiling deal– calling it the wrong choice for their constituents (as it would “increase costs for Medicare beneficiaries” something she found “unbelievable from a Member of South Florida”). She’s not letting herself get caught up in the personal politics and keeping her eye on the policies themselves… but we have to ask: where is the apology? This isn’t the first time we’re seeing a strong female leader attacked in this way.. we’ll talk about the wider issues.        

 

Ron Christie, Republican Strategist

Robert Shrum, Democratic Strategist, Professor at New York University  

Michele Bachmann has had a surge of support that’s visible in her poll numbers.. so, what’s putting a damper on her recent success? Migranes. With recent reports alleging that Bachmann suffers from what an aide called “incapacitating” migranes– that have the potential to put her out of commission for days at a time– some of her opponents are using this as an opportunity to steal her thunder. They’re calling for her medical records and asking if she could physically handle the job. We’ll talk about what this will mean for the Bachmann 2012 campaign.    

 

Robert Greenwald, documentary filmmaker and the Director of the Brave New Foundation  

Bill O’Reilly claims that American “folks, the regular people” don’t care about the Murdoch hacking scandal (or “press battle”, as he calls it). And he claims that no American employee of News Corp. has been “implicated” in the Murdoch company hacking scandal… and, well, that’s just not true. We’ll talk about why it should matter to everyone. Tune in as we talk to Robert Greenwald, director and producer of  ”Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism”.

Guest List, Wednesday 7/20

Updated